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santa fe rice salad with chile red pepper vinaigrette

santa fe rice salad with chile red pepper vinaigrette 2013-11-02 23:00:02 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 3/4 cup uncooked brown rice 1 jar (7 oz.)The Gracious Gourmet Chile Red Pepper Tapenade 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 3/4 cup whole kernel corn, (fresh or frozen, thawed) 3/4 cup rinsed and drained canned black beans 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1/3 cup diced green onion 3/4 cup diced fresh mango 1/2 cup diced fresh avacado 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro Instructions Cook rice according to package directions. When cooked, uncover and let cool to room temperature. Combine Chile Red Pepper Tapenade and lime juice in medium-sized serving bowl; whisk together to blend. Stir in rice, mix well. Stir in corn, black beans, bell pepper and green onion. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Stir in mango, avocado and cilantro and serve immediately. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

hearty vegetable soup

hearty vegetable soup 2013-11-02 22:58:42 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup diced, peeled carrot 1 cup diced onion 1/2 cup diced celery 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 can (14.5 ounces) petite diced tomatoes, undrained 1 jar (7 ounces) The Gracious Gourmet Chile Red Pepper Tapenade 4 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained Grated Parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper Instructions Heat olive oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add carrot, onion, celery and garlic; cook until onion is tender. Add chicken broth, tomatoes and Chile Red Pepper Tapenade. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in spinach and garbanzo beans. Cover and simmer 15 – 20 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately, passing extra Parmesan cheese at the table. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

wilted spinach and black olive salad

wilted spinach and black olive salad 2013-11-02 22:57:35 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 8 cups of baby spinach leaves, washed and thoroughly dried 3/4 cup thin sliced mushrooms 3 slices of bacon (reserving 2 tablespoons of the drippings) 1-½ tablespoons of red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon of sugar 3 tablespoons of The Gracious Gourmet® Black Olive Tapenade 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped Instructions Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to cool. Crumble bacon when cool and set to the side. Reserve 2 tablespoons of drippings in the pan. Whisk vinegar, sugar and The Gracious Gourmet® Black Olive Tapenade into the skillet with the bacon drippings. Heat until very hot, but not boiling. Add mushrooms to the skillet and toss for 30 to 60 seconds. Turn off the burner and add the spinach to the skillet. Toss quickly and transfer the mixture to a large salad bowl. Top the salad with crumbled bacon and chopped eggs. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

black olive tapenade chicken salad

black olive tapenade chicken salad 2013-11-02 22:56:27 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2-½ cups of finely chopped cooked chicken (can use meat from a rotisserie chicken with the skin removed) ½ cup chopped celery ½ cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons of The Gracious Gourmet® Black Olive Tapenade 4 bibb or butter lettuce leaves freshly ground pepper to taste Instructions In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and The Gracious Gourmet® Black Olive Tapenade. Stir in chopped chicken, celery and almonds. Chill at least one hour. Serve in mounds on lettuce leaves. Can also be served as a sandwich or in pita pockets. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

Black Olive and White Bean Spread

Black Olive and White Bean Spread 2013-11-02 22:53:02 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 can of cannellini beans (great northern) rinsed in a colander 1/2 to 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 5 tablespoons of The Gracious Gourmet’s Black Olive Tapenade Instructions Blend all ingredients in a food processor to combine. Do not overblend. More of the tapenade can be added for bolder flavor. Serve in three bowls or in a three-slotted dish. Pair with Italian bread sliced and toasted or with vegetables, bagel chips or pita chips. Can also be made with Chile Red Pepper or Artichoke Parmesan Tapenades from The Gracious Gourmet. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/  

 

artichoke parmesan chicken rolls

artichoke parmesan chicken rolls 2013-11-02 22:51:40 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1/4 cup The Gracious Gourmet Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 1/2 pound each, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness 1/4 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese 2 tablespoons flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 egg, beaten 1/3 cup Panko (Japanese-style) bread crumbs 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon butter Instructions Spread 2 tablespoons Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade on each chicken breast. Sprinkle cheese down the middle of each. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks. Season flour with salt and pepper. Roll chicken first in flour, then into egg, and finally into Panko breadcrumbs. Heat olive oil and butter in small heat-proof skillet over medium heat. Add chicken rolls; brown on all sides. Transfer skillet to preheated 350°F. oven; bake about 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove toothpicks before serving. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

artichoke parmesan tarts

artichoke parmesan tarts 2013-11-02 22:50:18 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 package (15 count) Athens® Mini Fillo Shells 1 jar (7 oz.) The Gracious Gourmet Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Place shells on baking sheet. Bake at 350°F., 4 minutes. Fill each fillo shell with scant tablespoon Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade. Sprinkle each with about 1/2 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese. Bake filled shells for another 5 minutes. Serve immediately. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

smoked turkey panini with artichoke parmesan tapenade

smoked turkey panini with artichoke parmesan tapenade 2013-11-02 22:47:37 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 ciabatta sandwich rolls, sliced 1/2 cup The Gracious Gourmet Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade 4 thin slices (2 ounces) smoked turkey 2 slices smoked mozzarella cheese (2 ounces) 2 tablespoons roasted red bell pepper strips (bottled or homemade) 4 fresh basil leaves Instructions Open sandwich rolls; spread 2 tablespoons Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade on inside of both halves. Layer smoked turkey, cheese, roasted bell peppers and basil on bottom half of roll. Top with top half. Heat non-stick griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Place sandwiches on griddle; top with brick wrapped in aluminum foil (or place food cans in large skillet to weigh down sandwiches). Cook 2 – 3 minutes, turn, weigh down with brick and cook another 2 minutes, or until roll is slightly crispy and cheese has melted. Slice and serve immediately. (Sandwiches can also be made in a panini press). The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

spiced sour cherry vinaigrette

spiced sour cherry vinaigrette 2013-11-02 22:45:51 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1/4 cup almond oil 1 scant Tablespoon of red wine vinegar 4 oz. (half a jar) of Spiced Sour Cherry Spread from The Gracious Gourmet Fine Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste Instructions Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Makes approximately 3/4 cup of vinaigrette. Perfect for dressing all kinds of field greens and spinach. Garnish with roasted slivered almonds. The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/

spiced sour cherry cheesecake

spiced sour cherry cheesecake 2013-11-02 22:44:49 Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1/3 cup The Gracious Gourmet Spiced Sour Cherry Spread 1 small purchased cheesecake (5- inches) 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted Instructions Spread Spiced Sour Cherry Spread over cheesecake. Sprinkle top with almonds. Cut into wedges to serve The Gracious Gourmet https://www.thegraciousgourmet.com/